Originally Posted by nikki_kaiser
Which one is better? Are sumps hard to build or do you purchase them? What keeps your water cleaner?
Sump. The are not hard to build at all. Simply need a tank, a few precut pieces of glass or acrylic and some aquarium safe silicon.
As for water being cleaner. Well sumps are most often incorporated with a skimmer. Also sumps add a significant volume of water to the overall system making it cleaner and easier to maintain.
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.